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Murdock captures state gold in hurdles


Tommy Murdock

La Conner High School sophomore Tommy Murdock won the boys’ state 2B 300-meter hurdles title in storybook fashion at Cheney May 26-28.

Murdock, who had bolted to an early lead, clipped the final hurdle before tumbling across the finish line.

Despite the late fall, it was Murdock who moments later climbed atop the winner’s podium to collect the gold medal in his signature event.

“He won pretty decisively,” La Conner head track coach Peter Voorhees said. Murdock clocked a 0:40.76 in the final, just a fraction off his personal best.

“Tommy was flying over the first 150 meters,”...

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